so all the travel went smooth as silk and i'm now sitting in my hotel room in porto alegre. huzzah!
i've read through the most critical emails in my inbox and see that i have a few things to do. on the flight from sao paulo i wrote a small example app for solid that i'll be using in the kde4 devel talk; the example apps in svn just cover listing devices but don't touch on detecting devices as they are plugged and unplugged, or network devices for that matter. so i filled in that little blank. i'll probably commit it later tonight after dinner.
i shared the ride from the airport with one of the fisl volunteers, a postgres hacker and two asterisk guys. one of the asterisk guys says as we pulled away from the airport, "last i saw you was at the ohio linux fest. it was at a club and you had just hit on the girl friend of one of the ohio state football team player's girlfriends, and the guy was about to kill you." i had totally forgotten about that little event until he brought it up.
funny story: we were out after dinner having some drinks. i was ordering a drink at the bar when i look over and see these two cute girls at a table together. one of them smiled so i smiled and waved back. she smiled some more, or something, because i went over to say hi. we ended up chatting, and then her clog fell off. she was sitting on one of those absurdly tall chairs that some places have and so would've had to literally hop down to retrieve the footwear. so i said, "let me get that for you." as i bend down to put it back on her foot who comes by but her boyfriend. she hadn't mentioned his existence to me up to this point and was, actually, being quite friendly.
well, the football player wasn't impressed. he was also many, many times my size. figuring i was pretty much screwed i figured i could at least explain myself without running away and looking like a complete drip. apparently drunk football players aren't the most reasonable people in the world. fortunately one of the ohio linux fest organizers was dressed much like the bouncers at the place and pretended to be one to split it up. we all walked away in one piece.
as we walked into the hotel here in porto alegre and lined up to get our room keys, the guy behind the counter points at me, smiles and says, "you were here last year, weren't you? i remember you!"
hm. i need to learn to keep a lower profile.
anyways, looking forward to the next several days of geeking out. already saw keithp, mad dog and others.. looking forward to seeing the kde people =)